'Take action to prevent attacks on Biharis'

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Patna, Oct 23: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately intervene into the situation arising out of the MNS attacks on Biharis.

He also urged the PM to take action to enforce the law and prevent such violence.

In his letter, Mr Kumar said the violence in Maharashtra unleashed by certain elements against North Indians, specifically the Hindi-speaking people, had created terror.

''This time terror has been unleashed on those examinees who had come from outside Maharashtra for writing examinations conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board,'' the chief minister said.

In the letter Mr Kumar said he had talked to his counterpart in Maharashtra and urged him to take punitive and preventive action against elements that were out to create barriers within the country.

Mr Kumar stated that due to the ferocity of violence and poison of hatred, those returning from Maharashtra vent their ire and frustration on government property here.

He said the same elements had targeted students and workers of the Hindi speaking belt.

No concrete action was taken in Maharashtra to apprehend such elements and punish them to prevent such action in future, he said.

The lack of a clear-cut and concerted action had manifested in a fresh round of violence that had been condemned all over the country, he said.


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